View Full Version : DM in training

06-22-2007, 01:26 PM
Yeah I've been putting this off for a while so here it goes. I living in Vancouver, Wa (just north of Portland) and I'm in debate of trying to start a group. I'm still learning the tricks of being a DM, the few people I've played with say my encounters and combat are well thought out, but my overall DM style is lacking. My girlfriend recently joined the D&D world much to my joy, but is getting irritated with my constant Game talk and discussions.

Anyways long text short, I'm here and I am looking around.

06-22-2007, 01:49 PM
Don't be discouraged. Everyone starts somewhere. I think it would be rare indeed that any GM actually started out "good" at it. The key is to be receptive and eager for feedback to improve your games, and learn to read your players subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) clues at the gaming table as to what they like and don't like. It'll come.

Anyway, welcome to the forums! There are a bunch of players in the Portland area. There are two local area groups in that area that I know of as well. One is hosted here (http://portland.penandpapergames.com) and the other is out on meetup.com (http://dnd.meetup.com/820/). One of their meetings would be an excellent neutral venue to meet with someone you make contact with here. I'm sure if you start PM'ing some of the folks in your area, they'd be willing to give your game a shot :)

Happy Hunting!